ELDER’S PROJECT VIRTUAL EXPERIENCE
February 21, 2021 @ 2:00PM
In 2021, National Black Arts programming theme “Rising Above” explores how we collectively collaborate and ascend in unity. We are excited to present, Sowing the Imagination, in partnership with Freedom Park Conservancy. This is a virtual experience that gives a behind the scenes look at the creation of the site-specific temporary art installation at Freedom Park by Masud Olufani as well as an exclusive performance and original composition “Elder Roots and Tree” by Okorie “Okcello” Johnson. Calinda Lee from the National Center for Civil and Human Rights will lead a powerful discussion with the artists and with renowned historian, Nasir Muhammed.
This is an experience that explores the past to plant seeds of hope and build an equitable path forward.
2020 Programming Recap
2020 Virtual Programming Recap
Artist Project Fund
With the uneasiness we all feel surrounding COVID19, it is NBAF’s priority to ensure that our community doesn’t go without resources during times of a national crisis. As a result, NBAF (National Black Arts) launched an Artist Project Fund starting at $5,000 to support Black Artists in getting back to work and thus provide for their households. It is our hope to sustain this fund month over month through your support by adding new donors, corporate sponsors and community partners so that we can support black artists in Atlanta and eventually nationwide. We will award small stipends to artists to navigate through these difficult times and continue to support our artist community in creating the work that makes our world so vibrant!
Click the button below to learn more about recent recipients of the Artist Project Fund.